Statue of Liberty
Public Art : Statue of Liberty
Also Known as : "Liberty Enlightening The World"
Sculptor: Replica of statue
by Federic Auguste Bartholdi
Description: This statue is the second replica
in Paris of New York's Statue of Liberty. It is one fourth scale of the
original at 37ft 9" (11.50m). The tablet she holds bears two dates : "IV Juillet 1776" (July 4th, 1776) and
"XIV Juillet 1789" (July 14, 1789 - the storming of the Bastille).
Date Unveiled: The Paris Statue of Liberty
was inaugurated on the 4th of July, 1889 by French President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot.
Funded By: The monument was given to the city of
Paris by the American community of Paris to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution.
Location: Liberty can be found at Ile aux Cygnes, a
small artificial island in the river Seine, near Grenelle Bridge in Paris, France. The closest Metro stations
are Passy and Bir-Hakeim.
Statue of liberty in Paris Trivia:
When the Paris statue was erected it faced east, towards the Eiffel Tower, but in 1937, during the
Exposition Universelle (World Fair), it was turned west to face in the direction of New York City and its
There are many replicas of the Statue of Liberty in France, but it is believed the bronze statue
which stands in the Jardin du Luxembourg was the original model Bartholdi used for his preparation work for
the New York statue.